or haj, hadj
- the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars of Islam.
Origin of hajj
Examples from the Web for haj
Are we talking Haj Amin al-Husseini, Aziz Shehadeh, Hanan Ashrawi, Sari Nusseibeh…?Senior Netanyahu Adviser Admits Fayyad Was A Partner For Peace
Emily L. Hauser
April 24, 2013
The pro-Nazi Palestinian leader, Haj Amin al-Husseini, instigated the Farhud pogrom against the Jews of Iraq in 1941.Denigrating Jewish Refugees
August 9, 2012
We are in half a mind to leave this dawdling Haj, and go on with him to-morrow.
They also had much to tell of the extortions of the hemeldaria, or contractors for the Haj.
It was clear that he belonged to the Haj, but why was he here?A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 1 [of 2]
Haj Addee was a sort of “Infeliz,” as the Spaniards call a man of his peculiar temperament.Mogreb-el-Acksa
R. B. Cunninghame Graham
Haj Ali naturally tried to make as much money out of the transaction as he could.Fire and Sword in the Sudan
Rudolf C. Slatin
- the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is required to make at least once in his life, provided he has enough money and the health to do so
Word Origin and History for haj
"pilgrimage to Mecca," from Arabic hajj "pilgrimage," from hajja "he went on a pilgrimage." Related to Hebrew haghagh "he made a pilgrimage, celebrated a feast," hagh "a gathering." One who has made it is a hajji.